When I opened my window this morning, expecting to see the usual dreary January rain, I was blessed with this view. A perfect rainbow arching across the sky directly in front of my house.
My partner and I are each fighting a cold, and it is flattening both of us...neither of us sleeping well, or getting enough rest to end its attack. This morning, I literally stumbled out of bed, shuffling towards my first cup of coffee in hopes that its warmth and caffeine would give me some semblance of energy...but not actually holding out much hope. To make matters even more challenging, I had a weekend--and upcoming week--fairly overloaded with work. As a result, dragging my sorry ass out of bed was a bit of a struggle, to say the least.
And then I opened the blinds.
And the Universe reminded me...
To take it one baby step at a time...and that those baby steps are enough
To just let life be
To remember that the sun is always shining, we just can't always see it
And it made a difference. I took a breath and released some of the struggle. My day was still loaded with work, my head still foggy with congestion, but it was okay. Because I don't need to do it all at once...in fact I don't need to do it "all" at all. I just need to do one thing at a time, be in my moment, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.